Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMcAlister, Anna r.
dc.contributor.authorBettina Cornwell, T.
dc.contributor.authorCornain, Emilita Krisanti
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:28:04Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:28:04Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn0261510X
dc.identifier.doi10.1348/026151010X526353
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44327
dc.description.abstractTwo studies were used to examine the collecting behaviour of preschool children. Prior studies of collecting have defined the behaviour as exhibited by older children and adults. To understand childhood collecting, existing theoretical perspectives were discussed in terms of how they might apply to children's behaviour as collectors. Results showed that some preschool children are motivated to engage in collecting and possess the developmental capacities required for successful collecting. Individual differences in executive functioning (Study 1, N = 57) and theory of mind (Study 2, N = 46) explained why some preschoolers were more oriented towards collecting than others. Study 2 showed that the motivational pull of collectible toys can be very strong, with some children agreeing to pay the 'cost' of sharing with a confederate child in order to obtain a collectible toy. This research highlights similarities and differences between adult and child collecting. Suggestions are provided for parents and for policy considerations regarding the appropriateness of marketing collectible toys to preschoolers.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto17
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Developmental Psychology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleCollectible toys and decisions to share: I will gift you one to expand my set
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2015-06-01T23:39:46Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCornain, Emilita Krisanti K.


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record